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Applegate Trail Historical Markers

The "Southern Route" to Oregon, the Applegate Trail left the Oregon Trail at Fort Hall, passed through northern Nevada and California before heading north to the Willamette Valley.
 
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Applegate Trail - Descent to Goose Lake Marker
California (Modoc County), Davis Creek — A-32 — Applegate Trail - Descent to Goose Lake
"Traveled ... to Goose Lake. The descent ... is sidling and dangers. While we were nooning here 2 wagons of other trains were upset and mashed to atoms" - Simon Doyle, Sep 19 1849 Guidebook available Trails West Inc., P.O. Box 12045, . . . — Map (db m87849) HM
California (Modoc County), Davis Creek — A-33 — Applegate Trail - New Road to Yreka
"We leave the old Lawson Road for the new road to Shasta Valley (Yreka) to day It seems as if the road is one stone pile We have to goe a foot in such places for fear of getting our heads nocked off" Sophroni Helen Stone, Sep 13 1852 . . . — Map (db m87850) HM
California (Modoc County), Fandango Pass — 546 — The Applegate-Lassen Trail
This spot marks the convergence of two pioneer trails widely used by emigrants during the years 1846-1850. The Applegate Trail, established in 1846, led from the Humbolt River in Nevada to the Willamette Valley in Oregon. The Lassen Cut-Off, . . . — Map (db m10174) HM
California (Modoc County), Fort Bidwell — The Applegate Trail — Fandango Pass
Southern Route to Oregon In 1846, Jesse Applegate and fourteen others from near Dallas, Oregon, established a trail south from the Willamette Valley and east to Fort Hall. This route offered emigrants an alternative to the perilous . . . — Map (db m87845) HM
California (Siskiyou County), Dorris — A-50, Y-1 — South Road - Forks Of The Yreka Trail / Yreka Trail - The Trail Forks
(front plaque) South Road - Forks Of The Yreka Trail “All in need of provisions were supplied by a government agent at this camp. Near this point the road forks-one leading to Jacksonville, in Oregon, and the other to . . . — Map (db m113008) HM
California (Siskiyou County), Tulelake — A-48 — Applegate Trail - Campt
“Crossed on the natural bridge ... Composed of solid rock ... Went 15 miles had some stony road and came to Clamouth Lake & campt” -Phoebe Hogeboom Terwilliger, Oct 8, 1854 — Map (db m113111)
California (Siskiyou County), Tulelake — A-40 — Applegate Trail - Pothole Spring
"Camped at a magnificent spring of fresh cold water, which we called Goff's Spring, in honor of the newly elected lieutenant of the company." -Levi Scott, South Road Exploring Party, 1846 — Map (db m112971) HM
California (Siskiyou County), Tulelake — A-49 — Applegate Trail - Quite Rocky
“Morn. Fine. Cook still sick no breakfast or dinner for today. Get away in good time road runs over the bluff quite rocky to lake” -John Pratt Welsh, Aug 26, 1853 — Map (db m113116)
California (Siskiyou County), Tulelake — A-47 — Applegate Trail - Up a Steep Hill
“Here road leaves [Klamath] Lake and follows up the side of a steep hill 1/2 mile but is not hard to climb” -William Cochran Stoddard, Sep 16, 1852 — Map (db m113109)
California (Siskiyou County), Weed — A-46 — Applegate Trail - Clammett Lake
“Crossed the Sacremento [Lost River], over the hill or divide to a large swamp down this to a lake (Clammett) about 3 ms, down the lake and camped” -Lester Hulin, Oct 8, 1847 — Map (db m113117)
Nevada (Pershing County), Imlay — 49 — Applegate - Lassen Emigrant Trail Cutoff
Jesse and Lindsay Applegate headed south from Williamette Valley, Oregon, June 29, 1846, seeking a less hazardous route to that region from the east. On July 21, they came to a large meadow on the Humboldt River, what is now the nearby Rye Patch . . . — Map (db m67379) HM
Oregon (Benton County), Corvallis — Avery Park Applegate Trail Kiosk — Southern Route to Oregon
(Seven panels dealing with topics related to the Applegate Trail are found at this kiosk.) Applegate Trail Southern Route to Oregon In 1846, Jesse Applegate and fourteen others from near Dallas, Oregon, established a . . . — Map (db m116846) HM
Oregon (Benton County), Monroe — The Applegate Trail — Southern Route to Oregon
(Two interpretive displays are located here next to the South Benton Community Museum): (First Display) In 1846, Jesse Applegate and fourteen others from near Dallas, Oregon, established a trail south from the Willamette Valley and . . . — Map (db m116837) HM
Oregon (Douglas County), Canyonville — Canyonville Applegate Trail Kiosk
(Seven panels dealing with topics related to the Applegate Trail are found at this kiosk.) Applegate Trail Southern Route to Oregon In 1846, Jesse Applegate and fourteen others from near Dallas, Oregon, established . . . — Map (db m112862) HM
Oregon (Douglas County), Oakland — Applegate Trail - Oakland — Southern Route to Oregon
In 1846, Jesse Applegate and fourteen others from near Dallas, Oregon, established a trail south from the Willamette Valley and east to Fort Hall. This route offered emigrants an alternative to the perilous “last leg” of the Oregon Trail . . . — Map (db m116842) HM
Oregon (Jackson County), Ashland — Greensprings
Named for its hundreds of fresh water springs, lush glades and meadows, the Greensprings has for millenia been a seasonal gathering place for Native Americans and later provided refuge for travelers. In 1846, Levi Scott and the Applegate brothers, . . . — Map (db m113544) HM
Oregon (Jackson County), Ashland — Historic Applegate Trail 1846 - 1869
"Keene Creek Wagon Slide" — Map (db m112496) HM
Oregon (Jackson County), Ashland — A-68 — Keene Creek Wagon Slide
Historic Applegate Trail 1846 - 1869 "Keene Creek Wagon Slide" — Map (db m112935) HM
Oregon (Jackson County), Ashland — Route of
Historic Applegate Trail 1846 - 1869 First Public Wagon Road 1869 - 1874 Southern Ore. Wagon Road 1874 - 1919 — Map (db m112498) HM
Oregon (Jackson County), Ashland — A-71 — Route of Historic Applegate Trail — 1846-1869
Route of Historic Applegate Trail — Map (db m113763) HM
Oregon (Jackson County), Ashland — A-73 — Route of Historical Applegate Trail — 1846 - 1869
Route of Historical Applegate Trail — Map (db m113764) HM
Oregon (Jackson County), Gold Hill — A-83 — Applegate Trail - Fort Birdseye
"Followed down the river (with some of our too neighborly Indians) about 12 m[ile] and camped" - Lester Hulin, Oct 17, 1847 — Map (db m112839) HM
Oregon (Jackson County), Pinehurst — Crossing the Siskiyous
Applegate Trail emigrants required up to four days to travel from the Klamath River over the Cascades and Siskiyous to the Rouge River valley. The journey may have challenged those with healthy oxen, but it was a devastating trail for those whose . . . — Map (db m88403) HM
Oregon (Jackson County), Pinehurst — Historic Applegate Trail — Tub Springs
In July 1846 Jesse Applegate, Levi Scott and thirteen others known as "The South Road Party" located this pioneer trail. It was used by the emigrants traveling from Fort Hall on the Oregon Trail to the Rogue River and Willamette Valleys between . . . — Map (db m88005) HM
Oregon (Jackson County), Pinehurst — The Applegate Trail — Tub Springs
Southern Route to Oregon In 1846, Jesse Applegate and fourteen others from near Dallas, Oregon, established a trail south from the Willamette Valley and east to Fort Hall. This route offered emigrants an alternative to the perilous . . . — Map (db m88017) HM
Oregon (Josephine County), Grants Pass — The 1846 Applegate Trail — Southern Route to Oregon
The perilous last leg of the Oregon Trail down the Columbia River rapids took lives, including the sons of Jesse and Lindsay Applegate in 1843. The Applegate brothers and others vowed to look for an all-land route into Oregon from Fort Hall (in . . . — Map (db m112808) HM
Oregon (Josephine County), Wolf Creek — "Grave Creek" — How it got its name
In 1846 the Crowley Family arrived in the valley with the first wagon train over the Applegate Trail. Martha Leland Crowley, a daughter, succumbed to typhoid fever at the age of 16. She was buried here in a casket made of timber boards from some . . . — Map (db m114481) HM
Oregon (Josephine County), Wolf Creek — A-90 — Applegate Trail - Grave Creek
"Move one mile to camp (on Grave Creek), having none last night, and spent the day burying Mr. Cowley's daughter (Martha), who died yesterday evening, age about 14 years." - Virgil K. Pringle, Oct. 19, 1846 — Map (db m112854) HM
Oregon (Josephine County), Wolf Creek — Canyon Creek — Oregon History
The narrow gorge of Canyon Creek has long served as a travel corridor. Native Americans likely trekked this canyon for thousands of years. Alexander McLeod of the Hudson's Bay Company provided the first written account of the route in 1829, while . . . — Map (db m112856) HM
Oregon (Josephine County), Wolf Creek — Early Traveler Accommodations
Between 1846 and 1856 the Applegate Trail through Josephine County became a major travel corridor for settles, miners, freighters and those trekking between Oregon and California. Where the well-traveled route crossed the valley of Wolf Creek, a . . . — Map (db m114479) HM
Oregon (Josephine County), Wolf Creek — Febble, Hungry, and Haggard
Generations of Oregon school children learned the lyrics of a song: "Hurry up oh pioneers, your faithful little band must never fail." Applegate Trail emigrants struggled to follow this advice, but the mountainous terrain of northern . . . — Map (db m114478) HM
Oregon (Josephine County), Wolf Creek — The Applegate Trail — Southern Route to Oregon
In 1846, Jesse Applegate and fourteen others from near Dallas, Oregon, established a trail south from the Williamette Valley and east to Fort Hall. This route offered emigrants an alternative to the perilous “last leg” of the Oregon . . . — Map (db m63155) HM
Oregon (Josephine County), Wolf Creek — The Applegate Trail
Jesse and Lindsay Applegate, members of the first wave of Oregon Trail emigrants, watched their ten-year old sons drown in the Columbia River when a boat overturned in the rapids near The Dalles in 1843. Once their families were settled, the . . . — Map (db m114483) HM
Oregon (Josephine County), Wolf Creek — The Applegate Trail — Southern Route to Oregon
In 1846, Jesse Applegate and fourteen others from near Dallas, Oregon, established a trail south from the Willamette Valley and east to Fort Hall. This route offered emigrants an alternative to the perilous "last leg" of the Oregon Trail down the . . . — Map (db m114488) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Keno — Applegate Trail
The first emigrant train over the "Southern Route," including more than fifty wagons under the leadership of Captain Levi Scott and David Goff, left the Oregon Trail at Fall Creek or Raft River, on the Snake River, August 10, 1846. The Klamath River . . . — Map (db m88002) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Keno — A-55 — Bear Valley — Applegate Trail 1847
Bear Valley Applegate Trail 1847 — Map (db m100323) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Keno — A-56 — Cooper Stage - Station Site
Cooper stage - station site the Applegate Trail - 1846 The Southern Oregon Wagon Road - 1868 — Map (db m112847) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Keno — Klamath River Crossing
Large lakes, lush marshes, and verdant meadows of the Klamath Basin foretold the richness of the Oregon country. Watchful against cattle being stampeded by Indians, emigrants encountered mud, rain, a lack of grazing, and other unforeseen hardships. . . . — Map (db m112865) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Keno — A-58 — Second Klamath River Ford
Second Klamath River Ford on Applegate Trail - 1847 — Map (db m112845) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Keno — A-57 — Spencer Creek Crossing / Camp Day
. . . — Map (db m112842) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Keno — The Applegate Trail — Southern Route to Oregon
In 1846, Jesse Applegate and fourteen others from near Dallas, Oregon, established a trail south from the Willamette Valley and east to Fort Hall. This route offered emigrants an alternative to the perilous "last leg" of the Oregon Trail down the . . . — Map (db m112867) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Keno — A-54 — Whittle's Ferry Site
Below present bridge First Applegate Trail ford - 1846 One mile below bridge — Map (db m100294) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — A-53 — Applegate Trail
The trail in 1846 and later years, crossed the California-Oregon state line gap 1/4 mile east — Map (db m112710) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Malin — Applegate Trail
The Applegate Trail crossed the present boundary of Oregon approximately three miles southeast of here and went around the northern end of the lake which covered much of the basin, passing close to where you are now standing. The route was opened in . . . — Map (db m112699) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Malin — Lindsey Applegate
Honorable Lindsay Applegate, son of a Revolutionary soldier with Colonial ancestry, born in Kentucky, September 18, 1808. Explorer, soldier, Trailblazer. Came to the Oregon country 1843. An Oregon Patriot, served in provisional, territorial and . . . — Map (db m112625) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Merrill — A-45 — Stone Bridge
Capt. Jack’s winter camp was located approximately 1/4 mile east of here and was the site of the opening battle of the Modoc War - Nov. 1872 — Map (db m112936) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Merrill — The Applegate Trail — Southern Route to Oregon
In 1846, Jesse Applegate and fourteen others from near Dallas, Oregon, established a trail south from the Willamette Valley and east to Fort Hall. This route offered emigrants an alternative to the perilous “last leg” of the Oregon . . . — Map (db m112707) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Merrill — The Stone Bridge
On July Sixth 1846 fifteen pioneers who located the South Road from Fort Hale to the Willamette Valley crossed Lost River on the ledge underlying this dam. In their memory this marker is placed by Eulalona Chapter Daughters of the American . . . — Map (db m112705) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Worden — Applegate Trail — Klamath County
Southern Route to Oregon In 1846, Jesse Applegate and fourteen others from near Dallas, Oregon, established a trail south from the Willamette Valley and east to Fort Hall. This route offered emigrants an alternative to the perilous . . . — Map (db m87946) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Worden — Western International History — Applegate Trail
A party of 15 men, styled the South Road Expedition, as led by Capt. Levi Scott, Jesse Applegate, and David Goff, crossed the 42nd parallel on late July 4, 1846. It was blazing a road on which to lead Americans from harm, free of the impending war . . . — Map (db m87945) HM
Oregon (Lane County), Cottage Grove — A Trail by Any Other Name
In 1846 Levi Scott, together with Jesse and Lindsay Applegate, led an expedition that established the southern route to Oregon from Ft. Hall, Idaho. He was also elected to guide the first emigrants over the new route. Scott's significant role in the . . . — Map (db m112910) HM
Oregon (Lane County), Cottage Grove — Crossing the Calapooya Mountains
Slowed by rugged trail conditions, weather, and weary teams, emigrants in 1846 entered the southern Willamette Valley in dire circumstances. Transit of the mountains between the Rogue River and the Willamette watershed took a terrible toll - . . . — Map (db m112911) HM
Oregon (Lane County), Cottage Grove — River Road — Historic Trail to Modern Highway
Roads and rights-of-way were serious public considerations on the Oregon frontier. Market roads, territorial roads and county roads were the lifelines of commerce and communication. River Road - the road upon which you are standing - was once a . . . — Map (db m112909) HM
Oregon (Lane County), Cottage Grove — The Applegate Trail - Southern Route to Oregon — Cottage Grove
In 1846, Jesse Applegate and fourteen others from near Dallas, Oregon, established a trail south from the Willamette Valley and east to Fort Hall. This route offered emigrants an alternative to the perilous "last leg" of the Oregon Trail down the . . . — Map (db m112908) HM
Oregon (Lane County), Cottage Grove — The Changing Trail to Oregon
The trail to Oregon was never a single set of wagon ruts etched from Missouri to the Willamette Valley. Wagons often traveled abreast through valleys and plains sometimes widening the trail several miles. In the mountains they constantly attempted . . . — Map (db m112912) HM
Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — The Applegate Trail — Southern Route to Oregon
(The following two of four interpretive displays located in this park highlight the Applegate Trail): (First Display) In 1846, Jesse Applegate and fourteen others from near Dallas, Oregon, established a trail south from the Willamette . . . — Map (db m116803) HM
Oregon (Polk County), Rickreall — Polk County Fairgrounds Applegate Trail Kiosk — Southern Route to Oregon
(Seven panels dealing with topics related to the Applegate Trail are found at this kiosk:) In 1846, Jesse Applegate and fourteen others from near Dallas, Oregon, established a trail south from the Willamette Valley and east to Fort . . . — Map (db m114352) HM

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